The Driven: Australian doctors call for better EV policy in wake of WHO air pollution report


Australia has significant pollution levels, and needs to phase out coal and to reform vehicle emissions controls, following the release of a WHO report that highlighted the terrible impacts of air pollution, particularly on children.  DEA's Dr Graeme McLeay told The Driven, that despite the urgency, the ministerial forum on electric vehicles in 2015  has so far lead to “zero action”, and added that something must be done, and soon. 

Dirty transport accounts for roughly half of fine particulate pollution in Australia, and children – who have smaller airways, are closer to the ground where pollution is thicker and are generally outside more – are particularly vulnerable.

Tighter emissions controls, more public transport, more cycling and the uptake of electric vehicles – in particular, electric buses--would see greater health outcomes and lower costs to the health sector.


Read the article published in The Driven on 31 October 2018

DEA's submission on the ministerial forum on electric vehicles can be found HERE.

Image credit: Pixabay


FACT SHEETS JOIN DEA NOW and make a difference! DONATE
ACNC Registered Charity

FOLLOW US


DEA IN A HEARTBEAT

Who, What and Why

iDEA18

Watch presentations from our recent conference

Dr Bob Brown Keynote Address

WHAT CAN I DO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

(part 1)

(part 2)

DEA INFORMATION LEAFLET

DEA Information Leaflet

DEA INFORMATION BROCHURE

DEA Information Brochure

DEA receives funding from the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!


3